IKEA's furniture might bring you to the verge of tears and obscenity while you attempt to put it together — but in the future, the retailer could allow you to drown out your struggles with its own high quality sound systems.
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The Swedish home furnishings giant will team up with audio brand Sonos to collaborate on new home music products, which will likely look to optimize Sonos' multi-room audio layouts by including speakers in IKEA's popular furniture designs.
The two companies announced their plans in a joint press release , but declined to provide many details about the specific types of products that will come from the collaboration. One thing we do know: The Sonos-branded products will be a part of the IKEA Home Smart lineup, which also includes furniture with built-in wireless charging mats and smart lighting systems . The company says that the "exploration of sound" is the third step in its smart home ecosystem. Read more... More about Ikea , Smart Home , Sonos , Connected Home , and Tech